An impressive progress in dentistry has been recorded in the last decades. In order to reconsider guidelines in dentistry, it is required to introduce new concepts of personalised patient treatments: the wave of predictive, preventive and personalised medicine is rapidly incoming in dentistry. Worldwide dentists have to make a big cultural effort in… (More)
We present a new automatic technique to visualize and quantify the mutual position between the stent and the vessel wall by considering their three-dimensional reconstruction. Two deformable generalized cylinders adapt to the image features in all IVUS planes corresponding to the vessel wall and the stent in order to reconstruct the boundaries of the stent… (More)
FAO Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity For millions of people living in mountainous areas, hunger and the threat of hunger are nothing new. Harsh climates and the difficult, often inaccessible terrain, combined with political and social marginality make mountain peoples vulnerable to food shortages. One in three mountain people… (More)
Granular systems show a pronounced deviation from classical Boltzmann statistics of several aspects. In particular, we review some findings on anomalous velocity distributions.
Predictive, preventive, personalised, participatory periodontology and implantology: the " 5Ps " to approach the future In order to reconsider guidelines in dentistry, it is required to introduce new concepts of personalised patient diagnosis and treatment plan . Worldwide dentists have to make a big cultural effort in changing the actual " reactive "… (More)
The Springer Textbook in preparation is focused on periodontitis (a very frequent oral disease in population worldwide) and its multiple negative impacts on quality of life. A frequent sequaela of periodontitis is edentulism that carry with it a high social cost in terms of time and money. Moreover scientific evidence suggests that period-ontal disease may… (More)
In the industrialized part of the world, an increasing number of people live the old age without too many restrictions due to illness or physiological impairment. This group is known as the young elderly. On the contrary, a consistent part of seniors develops a greater number of medical conditions and become more and more dependent, these are the old… (More)
Cyclic Neutropenia (CN) is characterized by recurrent infections, fever, oral ulcerations, and severe periodontitis as result of the reduced host defences. The previous studies have established the effectiveness of recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) to increase the number and the function of neutrophils in the peripheral blood in this… (More)
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